Category: Ceredigion News

Common dolphins by Eleanor Stone

An unexpected visitor

Since early January the marine team at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (CBMWC) have been monitoring an unusual occurrence in New Quay Bay. The

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Volunteers at Coed Maidie B Goddard

Lots of woodland work in Ceredigion

Our winter work programme is now in full swing with lots of work in our wonderful woodlands and a little bit on our grasslands too.

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Kestrel box going into place

The North Ceredigion Kestrel Project

As you are probably aware, the Megan Jones Legacy enabled a project led by Mike Hayward to get under way providing nest boxes for kestrels.

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Caeau Llety Cybi Waxcaps by Em Foot.

Brambles, blackthorn and birch, oh and dormice!

We had an even better day than last month’s “very successful day” when we checked the dormouse boxes and tubes (and bird boxes) at Cwm

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Ian Cowpertwait

Cors Ian – In Memory

Nearly 20 years ago, in the 1990s, 15.4ha of beautiful upland valley mire in mid Ceredigion was purchased by Marlene Matthews, in memory of her

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Marsh Fritilllary Survey Ceredigion by Em Foot

Marsh fritillaries and dormice in Ceredigion

We continued and finished our marsh fritillary larval web surveys on our rhos pasture sites- walking a transect through the grassland looking for the webs

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View of a forest glade at Coed Penglanowen

Blooming Brambles

With the amazing growth of the brambles this year we had to spend another day at Cwm Clettwr clearing back the vegetation from the paths.

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Cwm Clettwr Dormouse Em Foot

Mostly brambles in Ceredigion

With all this glorious weather the bracken and brambles have been growing tremendously so we’ve spend quite a few days clearing paths on several reserves:

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Greater Butterfly Orchid at Caeu Llety Cybi by Em Foot

Butterfly Orchids and Marsh Fritillaries

Invasive species removal has continued in earnest this month with a joint work party pulling Himalayan balsam at Castle Woods in Carmarthenshire followed by a

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Appeal for Reserve Records

Every month and year the species records we have for our reserves get a little more out of date. It is hard to keep up.

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Coed Simdde Lwyd Fencing by Em Foot

May in Ceredigion

This last month has mostly been about maintaining and cutting the paths on various reserves: Coed Simdde Lwyd; Penderi Cliffs; Cors Ian; Old Warren Hill.

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Oak Tree Cottage - The Cwtch

Welcome to Oak Tree Cottage!

We cordially invite you to be our guest… Off the beaten track, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Welsh Wildlife Centre & Teifi Marshes

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